House chores are an indispensable part of adult life, no matter which part of the globe you live in unless you’re rich enough to hire a housekeeper. While a lot of chores aren’t too much of a bother and sometimes even enjoyable, others are unenjoyable time sinks.
The smartest thing to do is automate these time-consuming chores so you have more time to yourself. If you’re considering transitioning to a smart home but don’t know where to begin, here are five basic household chores that you should consider automating to make your life easier.
Keeping the floors of a home isn’t an easy task to do on a daily basis, so many people prefer to get their floors carpeted so they only have to vacuum the carpet to keep the floors clean. But even hen vacuuming can be a time-consuming task depending on the size of your home. That’s why automating this particular chore should be at the top of your list.
Robot vacuuming has been a thing for a while now and has become quite prevalent in the US, Europe, and Asia. These are small circular bots that have sensors attached to them with programmable CPUs. Some of the more expensive models can be programmed by use to follow a designated route while less sophisticated models need to be moved from room to room manually.
2. Feeding the Pets
Many of us tend to have pets as house companions which means being responsible for them, especially their feeding. This can be a tough job if you have a packed schedule or need to unexpectedly spend more time somewhere. You can solve this problem by installing electronic feeders in your home that allow you to feed your pet from anywhere.
Make sure to install it somewhere that’s easily accessible for your pets and when it’s time to feed them you can turn on the pet feeder via your smartphone so it dispenses food. If you own an aquarium then you’ll be glad to know smart feeders for aquariums are also available as well.
3. Mowing the Lawn
Mowing the lawn is a timeless traditional chore in all parts of the globe which many enjoy while others detest. The good news is if you fall in the latter group you can use a smart lawn mower to do the hard work. These lawn mowers look like larger versions of smart vacuum cleaners but are more expensive.
These smart lawnmowers use sensor technology to detect obstacles in front of them and come with different specs depending on your lawn’s topography. You can also customize the programming of these lawnmowers to optimize how your lawn looks. Make sure to do some research before making a purchase as there are many poor-quality brands on the market.
4. Smart Door Locks
The most important aspect of your home’s security is the door locks. The importance of door locks is only second to security cameras when it comes to keeping you, your family, and your belongings safe. While traditional door locks are often a safe bet, an expert burglar can often unlock them with ease.
Smart locks are a better bet for home security since they are almost impossible for even the most seasoned burglars to pick. Installing smart locks isn’t as simple as installing a regular door lock, so if you want one installed you should schedule smart home installation appointments with a professional service.
5. Pool Cleaning
Another very time consuming chore that fortunately most people don’t have to do is cleaning swimming pools. While swimming pools can be very fun and relaxing on a hot summer day, cleaning it is a whole different story. To make the cleaning process easier, you can install a smart pool cleaning system that can be operated using your smartphone.
A smart pool cleaning system can come really handy during the hot summer days. Just be warned, smart pool cleaning systems don’t come cheap and will cost you a lot depending on the size of your swimming pool. But when you consider how much convenience it brings, automating your swimming pool is definitely worth the price.
Prioritize the Basics
Transitioning from a traditional home to a smart home can be quite expensive, so it’s best to do it slowly one step at a time. No matter what your home automation plans are, make sure to prioritize the ones on this list as they save you time and improve your home’s comfort and security.